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Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

The Mercedes-Benz E300 looks modern, more edgy, in a way

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, particularly the and W124 chassis, helped a generation of motoring enthusiasts. in the day, toward the end of the martial law and right after, the rich, and influential all rode in Mercedes-Benzes. struggled with limited and servicing, Audi was hardly in the consciousness, and the only thing than a Benz was a Rolls-Royce, was close to impossible to acquire.

A back then and even to day exudes an image of old rich, old Benzes were built back then by engineers, and not by As further proof, look at the of old Benzes still being today as daily driven a whole lot really.

The introduction of the and W211 E-Classes really Mercedes-Benz’s reputation (and when accounting and finance not engineers, or at least car guys wielding more influence on how a should be built, which a new era: corporate greed, for the of a better name.

I remember driving a W210 E55 AMG in traffic and the electronically powered went crazy and the seat pushing me all the way forward, with the wheel moving all the way down and as well to squash little old me, a straight out of the classic car horror “Christine” by Stephen King and by John Carpenter were the car was a killer. Mercedes-Benz’s JD Powers Ratings fell from the Looking back, a lot of first technology was introduced in these playing a crucial role to its or lack thereof. Had Benz it simpler back then, it not have felt like a Benz if it were not a technological de force, packed with new gadgets and the occasional gimmicks.

BEHIND the wheel, the new E-Class better, sharper to drive its predecessors.

Fast forward, and has a new E-Class, codenamed W212 the ninth generation that way back in 1953. Introduced in the W212 isn’t exactly But it’s only lately more and more of these have started showing up on our

Behind the wheel, the new E-Class better, sharper to drive its predecessors. The steering feel is somewhat dull, but more less woolly. The brake and pedals are firm but somewhat and require a bit of getting used to if you both swift and smooth The once cushy ride is now with a firmer one that more feel and feedback. No gremlins on this baby so but the interior doesn’t feel as as its key German rivals. The leather isn’t as soft and supple, a of the plastics feel a bit like toys, but otherwise, the simplified architecture, with far less and buttons, does make the more luxurious and classy, some of the sparkle it once The seats are comfortable and supportive but the lack of softer leather isn’t as satisfying to feel your backside on long behind the wheel.

The powertrain of choice is a 3.0-liter V6 that produces 231 hp and 300 Newton-Meters of sending power to the rear through Mercedes-Benz’s 7G-Tronic automatic transmission. It’s not a proper ’bahn-stormer, but decent for people, more so if you sit at the back and driving duties to the chauffeur.

THE question then: Is the new E-Class

Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

Safety of course is impressive, Mercedes-Benz’s PRE-SAFE technology rolls up the open windows, the brakes to get good brake pressure, closes the moon-roof and out your seats and tightens the if it detects an accident about to by sensing increased lateral or g-loading, combined with and continuous brake pedal ABS-EBD brakes are standard, as as multiple airbags, with airbags and side-seat airbags for measure.

The crucial question Is it better? I believe so. In the looks it looks more modern, edgy, in a good way. It has that elegant air about it. If the Benzes were loose suits with gold the new one is a simpler, yet slim-fitting 4-button that looks aggressive. less and less like old man’s Benz.

Mercedes-Benz has been hard at driving down fuel and the 7G-Tronic’s many gears the E-Class has both better in-city yet still delivering legs for sustained high-speed runs, the engine turning below 3,000 revs the speedo nudging between kph in seventh gear. Floor it, and be pleasantly surprised that more to be had than the modest 231 hp and 300 NM of on paper.

The back seat is than before, but still compared to an Audi A6 or a BMW 5-Series, but nonetheless.

Sadly, the E300 with smallish 16-inch That said, bigger 18- or 19-inch wheels will improve looks tremendously, and help justify the firm better.

The E-Class is definitely looking into. But please, get more fun: the E350 at or the E63 if you can afford it. If not, the smaller-engined Blue Efficiency are better because their turbocharged seemingly unsuited for executive offers surprisingly more thanks to turbo-charging. The diesels look more attractive because they offer low-end grunt rather high-end zing. And tick the big wheels option.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series
Mercedes-Benz E 300 AT Special Series

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